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The Master's Programme Physics at the University of Innsbruck prepares for a highly qualified occupation in industry and in research as well as for the Doctor of Philosophy Programme Physics. 


It deepens and widens the abilities and the knowledge in the field of physics that have been acquired during the Bachelor's Programme Physics, and mainly deepens the ability for independent scientific working. Within the context of research-oriented teaching, specialisation in four different areas is offered:

  • quantum physics,
  • ion/plasma/applied physics,
  • astrophysics and particle physics as well as
  • computational physics.

These specialisations can be deepened by a wide range of elective offers. The study programme is concluded with a master's thesis, a resarch paper in a relevant field of physics mentioned, which is included in one of the approx. 30 working groups.

Graduates of the Physics programme at the University of Innsbruck possess highly specialized knowledge in one of the specialisation areas (quantum physics, ion/ plasma/applied physics, astrophysics and particle physics or computational physics). They are able to apply their knowledge at the intersections of related sciences by independently formulate and substantiate scientific arguments and to find innovative solutions to problems.

Career opportunities

The career fields of the graduates of the Master's Programme Physics are in particular natural science and technology, both in industry and research. Occupational profiles of graduates of the bachelor's programme can be found in fields of science and technolgy where problem-solving capacities and independent implementation of projects are required. Moreover, these activities are also demanded in other fields (e.g. project management, consulting and banking).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Physics 
  • Experimental Physics
  • Theoretical Physics 
  • Ion, Plasma- & Applied Physics 
  • Experimental Physics 
  • Theoretical Physics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck: Bachelor's Programme Physics

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 40 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mathematics
  • 40 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Experimental Physics
  • 40 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Theoretical Physics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • All students must pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee.
  • Non-EU/EEA-citizens who want to get equal status must present proof of this equality

Living costs for Innsbruck

800 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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